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Information Required When Requesting A Highway Permit:

  1. Type of load (cargo) being transported
    • GVW needed when requesting a permit to exceed State of Ohio maximum roadway weight limits (80,000 lbs.).
    • Any dimension that exceeds maximum width, length or height.
  2. Destination
    • The Route will be determined by the Engineer's Office.
  3. Vehicle information
    • Make and model
    • License plate
    • Number of axles
  4. Fees
    • Fee will be determined at the time of application.
    • Checks should be made payable to the Erie County Engineer's Office.

How To Obtain A Highway Permit

In Person:
Highway Permits can be applied for in person at the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio.

Download:
Highway Permits can be applied for by printing and completing the Highway Permit Form and mailing or delivering the Form to the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio. Unfortunately, electronic submissions are not accepted. All permits must be submitted to the Engineers Office with an original signature.

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Access Permit

An Access Permit...

  • Is needed for property access (driveway) to a county road.
  • Must meet requirements of Erie County Access Management.docl.
  • Is not needed to perform maintenance to an existing drive. (Includes sealing, adding new gravel and resurfacing.)
Reconstruction of an existing drive may require an Excavation Permit.

How To Obtain An Access Permit

In Person:
Access Permits can be applied for in person at the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio.

Download:
Access Permits can be applied for by:
  1. Following the Access Management Flow Chart on page 87 at the end of the Access Management Manual.
  2. Printing and completing the correct Forms needed from the following:
  3. Mailing or delivering the Forms to the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio. Unfortunately, electronic submissions are not accepted. All permits must be submitted to the Engineers Office with an original signature.

Access Management Regulations

The Erie County Access Management Manual governs the design and location, and number of driveways.

Excavation Permit

An Excavation Permit...

  • Is needed when excavation is to be performed within the county right-of-way.
  • Is typically needed when doing utility installation or reconstruction of an existing driveway.
  • There is no fee for an excavation permit.

How To Obtain An Excavation Permit

In Person:
Highway Permits can be applied for in person at the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio.

Download:
Excavation Permits can be applied for by printing and completing the Excavation Permit Form and mailing or delivering the Form to the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio. Unfortunately, electronic submissions are not accepted. All permits must be submitted to the Engineers Office with an original signature.

Storm Water Rules and Regulations (SWRR)

Version: May, 2013

The Erie County Stormwater Management Rules, Regulations, and Erosion Control manual govern the handling of storm water and the design of drainage facilities.

Storm Water Rules & Regulations

Version: September, 2014

Solid Waste Control for Construction Sites

Version: 2008

The Erie County Solid Waste Control for Construction Sites pamphlet has information on the measures required to prevent solid waste from being blown or washed off of a construction site and onto adjacent properties or into the streets, drainage ditches, storm sewers, and natural bodies of water within the Erie County Urbanized Area (ECUA), in the interest of public health, safety, general welfare, and the protection of the environment.

Subdivision Regulations

Version: October 7, 2004

The Erie County Subdivision Regulations govern the procedures for minor and major subdivisions. The regulations govern procedural requirements, plats, road design and construction, and the dedication of public improvements. The regulations are administered by the Erie Regional Planning Commission, not by the County Engineer.
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